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[HR Pulse Article] By the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA) IFDHE is committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of background or zip code, have equitable access to quality health care. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, reports indicate that communities of color across the nation are experiencing higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths than other groups. For example, in Chicago, reports have indicated that African Americans account for 44% of all COVID-19 positive test results and 56% of recorded virus-related deaths. However, African Americans constitute only 32% of the city’s population.
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[HR Pulse Article] By Karen Thomas Since COVID-19 emerged in the United States in early 2020, preventing the spread of infection in health care settings has been a top priority for health care leaders. Amid concerns about the risk of transmitting the virus in hospitals and other care settings, there is at least one piece of good news: Although this coronavirus is new, the techniques for cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces are not. And environmental services (EVS) professionals were well equipped to take on the challenge of COVID-19.
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[HR Pulse Article] By George Liothake, CHHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Over the past decade, there have been a lot of conversations on how our country has grown to be more and more divisive. There are debates over guns, abortion, wearing masks during a pandemic, however, the one area that is consistent across blue and red states is the support for marijuana legalization. Across the country, there is an avalanche of marijuana legalization laws.
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[HR Pulse Article] By Matt Jaye The current COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for health care employers. Hospitals and health systems have experienced a surge in emergency room and critical care activity, resulting in increased hiring for positions such as ER doctors, nurses, respiratory specialists and lab technicians. Since the beginning of the pandemic, job postings for in-demand health care roles have increased 35%, according to LinkedIn. At the same time, a fall in demand for elective procedures and routine medical care has resulted in employee furloughs at more than 260 hospitals across the country.
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[HR Pulse Article] By Linda Thompson, MBA, and Deborah Hicks, M.A. How HR professionals can guide organizations through the uncertainty of our “new normal.”
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[HR Pulse Article] By Chris Cimino Health care leaders have faced many challenges in recent years (e.g., serious staffing shortages, financial challenges caused by increasing costs and declining reimbursements, etc.); however, none more daunting than the COVID-19 pandemic that has sickened millions worldwide and will undoubtedly be remembered as the most significant crisis the field has ever confronted.
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[HR Pulse Article] By Bridget Berkland, M.A., NBC-HWC; Kaisa Wieneke, M.P.H; Ronald Menaker, Ed.D., CPA; and Charlotte Brunholzl, M.A., R.T.(R) Forward-looking organizations recognize it is essential to assess the workplace environment and how it impacts employees’ experiences. Research has been well-documented on how burnout decreases health care employees’ job satisfaction, engagement, well-being and quality of patient care. This demonstrates the urgent need to identify innovative approaches to address this issue.
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[HR Pulse Article] By Jeremy Sadlier The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing hospitals to think innovatively and act quickly to ensure and maintain the staffing levels required to combat it. As the number of patients surges, long hours, skyrocketing stress and staff infection/exposure rates are just a few of the factors taking a dramatic toll on frontline clinicians as well as other hospital employees.
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[HR Pulse Article] By Rollis Fontenot III When thinking about social media strategies, it’s important to examine the intent of the strategy. What is the main purpose? The strategy for employee recruitment at a health care organization will look much different than a strategy with the purpose of employee engagement. This article focuses on the recruitment of health care professionals, including both clinical and nonclinical applicants, and discusses the first of three key areas of social media strategy
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[HR Pulse Article] By Erick Richardson, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, CHHR, ACHE and Jean Gordon, BSN, MS/HRM, MSN/ED, MBA, AAC, FNP, DBA Telework has historically been defined as work conducted outside of the immediate workplace. An accepted business standard of operation for decades, telework is synonymously associated with telecommuting, cybercommuting and remote work. Over the past few decades, telework has evolved from an accommodation to address various transportation issues within major cities to an effort of creating flexible workplaces and schedules as a tool for recruitment and retention of knowledge workers. Peter Drucker defined knowledge workers as high level employees primarily contributing to the organization through theoretical and analytical inputs. An early visionary, Drucker realized that knowledge workers would provide critical contributions within the 21st century.
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[HR Pulse Article] Today, depression is the number-one cause of medical disability among Americans age 14 to 441, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting it as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. And, the issue is growing, with more than 300 million Americans living with depression, a number that has increased 18% between 2005 and 2015. It is estimated one in five American adults experience mental health problems in any given year.2 In addition to the harmful impact on individual lives and families, the financial repercussion in terms of lost productive hours and benefits to employers is colossal.
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[HR Pulse Article] The 2020 version of the AHA’s annual Environmental Scan offers an overview of the trends, statistics and economic forecasts most likely to affect patients and providers across the health care continuum.
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[HR Pulse Article] Human Resources in 2020 is not the HR of 20 or even 10 years ago. This article provides an overview of the challenges and issues that HR professionals in the health care field will face in 2020 and beyond. By Stephanie K. Rawitt, J.D.
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[HR Pulse Article] To meet the demand for health care workforce development and expansion, New York’s Staten Island Performing Provider System partnered with the College of Staten Island and SEIU/1199 Training and Education Fund to sponsor an apprenticeship program and short- and long-term training strategies.
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[HR Pulse Article] Houston Methodist doesn’t just talk the talk about innovation. It walks the walk, every day and all across its 25,000-employee, multi-hospital enterprise. by Deborah Render
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With clinicians in many hospitals still struggling with, and grumbling about, EHRs, it’s natural for health care HR leaders to view the buzz about yet another highly touted technology — artificial intelligence (AI) — with an abundance of caution.
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[HR PULSE ARTICLE]: The business case for nurturing a robust organizational culture in health care can be seen in some of the recent performance metrics coming out of Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital System. Since the launch of an integrated improvement strategy in 2015, the 850-bed safety net hospital has moved the needle on workforce engagement from the ninth percentile to the above the 30th percentile, decreased employee turnover by almost 2.5 percentage points in one year, increased the number of units with top-tier engagement by nearly 300% and consistently improved performance on the global Likelihood to Recommend metric — an indicator of patient loyalty.
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[HR PULSE ARTICLE]: By Lindsey Dunn Burgstahler The growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care promises opportunities for improvement in areas including but not limited to diagnostic accuracy, treatment efficacy, patient outcomes and patient and clinician experience. AI will enable standardization of best practices while allowing for further personalization of treatment options and care pathways — supporting high-value care that improves the health of individuals and populations.
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[HR PULSE ARTICLE]: Today’s health care philanthropy requires visionary leaders with the ability to drive outstanding performance that strategically aligns with the organization’s overall objectives. During start-up meetings of fundraising leadership searches, we routinely hear search committees wrestle with the question of weighing local versus national candidates.
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[HR PULSE ARTICLE]: By Sarah Forbes The U.S. health care system is feeling the strain of the national nursing shortage and spending billions of dollars to recruit and retain health care professionals in an attempt to fill it. Staffing shortages are projected to intensify as experienced nurses near retirement age and the population continues to grow. In response, medical providers are being challenged to be more creative in the strategies used to attract and retain health care workers to meet this growing gap in the workforce.